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Book Review, Romance, Science Fiction, Time Travel

The Gingerbread House by Pamela Ackerson


The possibility of ever feeling like a woman again was a distant dream.

Since her husband’s death, Tricia Adams had been fighting to keep a roof over their heads. With the help of the Grandmothers Four, she’d finally gotten everything under control. She was happier and more comfortable than she’d been in years.

When Carol’s son, Eric Elliott, agreed to help renovate the guest house, she soon learned she was missing something in her life.

However, the dashing and handsome man held a bowl full of secrets and complications, and falling in love was not on her to-do list.


I chose this book because of the interesting time-travel romance theme.

When a young, independent widow and mother of two is “centralized” with a grumpy handyman by four golden girls, the attraction is strong and his secrets are out of this world.

Trishia owns her own boarding house in the 1890s and with her two children and the Four Grandmothers who live there, her life is full. However, she desperately needs to restore and repair the house and her finances are sparse at best. Luckily, Grandmother Carol’s grandson, Eric, has volunteered to make the repairs for food and lodging. What Carol did not say was how sexy and handsome her grandson is….and that he has an inconceivable secret.

The characters are fun and interesting and the plotline is unique with a compelling take on Eric’s secret profession and a chilling serial killer twist thrown in.

Overall, this is a fast-paced and charming romance with family, feminism, fun, and fantasy.

Thank you to Ms. Ackerson for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Pamela AckersonPamela Ackerson started writing poems and short stories as a teen. Later, as a young mother, she continued writing children’s stories and poems. Born and raised in Newport, RI where history is a way of life, Pam now lives on the Space Coast of Florida, a hop, skip, and jump from Orlando, where imagination and fantasy abounds. She has three children, all girls, three grandchildren and a wonderful husband. (Obviously, don’t we all say that?) But, it is true and she will be the first to admit it. He is a wonderful husband and she has concrete, undeniable proof. She has not plotted his demise… yet.

Pam may have majored in child psychology with a minor in English, but her distinguished choice of careers never made fruition. Instead life led her to working in restaurants, interior decorating, owned an advertising business, content editor for a publishing house, owned a ballroom dance studio, and real estate investments. Pam is a practicing herbalist and has been involved in the use of natural treatment with raw herbs for almost thirty years. As her day job, she currently works as head of the Marketing and Advertising department for the book review magazine, Affaire de Coeur.

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